Why Your Virginia Home Needs Honeycomb Shades

If you want to update the window treatments in your home, look no further than honeycomb shades. In addition to being nice to look at, these unique window treatments offer many benefits.

Honeycomb Shades are Energy Efficient

The cellular shape of these shades makes them incredibly energy efficient. During the fall and winter months, each cell traps cold air before it can enter the room and keeps the warm air of your home inside, where it belongs.

In the summer, the process reverses, ...

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The Many Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Many trends in home décor come and go, but hardwood flooring never seems to go out of style. In addition to being stylish, here are some other benefits of hardwood flooring.

Versatility – Hardwood flooring’s ability to work well with many types of designs may be part of the reason for its timelessness. It works just as well with modern décor as it does in a traditional home. Its versatility is also increased by the different stains and widths available, as ...

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Introducing Hunter Douglas’s New Banded Shades

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Updating your space with new, refreshing products is a great way to bring in new energy and give your area a different look. Something as simple as new window treatments can make your space feel more open and airy or more personal and private. Hunter Douglas recently introduced a new line of Designer Banded Shades that combine simplicity and innovation ...

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Choosing the Right Material for Your Plantation Shutters

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Shutters are a simple window treatment that add charm and character to any room. They are great for adding either elegance or drama to a space that needs an update or a finishing touch. Whether you need to keep your room dark or let some light in, shutters provide light control and privacy with just a few simple movements. Hunter ...

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Matching Furniture to Your Decor

You have the perfect flooring, wall color and window treatments, now it’s time to add the furniture. The interior designers at Unusual Designs in Newport News, Virginia offer the following tips to ensure your furniture will match the décor of your room.

When It Comes to Furniture, Size Matters

Having the right size of furniture in a room is important for a few reasons. Pieces that are too large or too small can make a space feel crowded or cavernous. Oversized ...

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How to Style with Area Rugs

Hardwood and ceramic tile are both very popular choices for flooring because of their beauty and functionality. But it’s always nice to have some softness to walk on too, and area rugs are the perfect way to break up the expanse of hard surface flooring in your home.

Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

If you’re redecorating an entire room, you may want to choose your area rug first, then select your wall color and window treatments. If you paint your walls ...

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The Simple Beauty of Roller Shades

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Shading for your home is incredibly important in order to keep your belongings protected from the sun’s harmful rays and to give your home some light control. Choosing the right window treatment for your space can enhance your home’s natural beauty and complete any look. With Hunter Douglas’ beautiful collection of roller shades, your home will transform into the sanctuary ...

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Flooring Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

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Is 2017 the year you’re going to replace the tired old flooring in your home? If so, Unusual Designs offers the latest trends in flooring and area rugs and provides expert design advice in Newport News, Virginia.

Hardwood Is Still the Flooring of Choice

Hardwood climbed to the top of the flooring charts many years ago and continues to dominate in homes ...

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What You Need to Know About Revolutionary Honeycomb Shades

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Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, were created by Hunter Douglas in response to the energy crisis in the 1970s, and they have been covering homeowners’ windows ever since. What makes these shades so unique? Quite a few things, actually.

Honeycomb Shades Are Incredibly Energy Efficient

Since they were invented after an energy crisis, it should come as no surprise that honeycomb ...

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The Celebration of Light Savings Event!

$100 Rebate on Hunter Douglas

Save on the following light-transforming Hunter Douglas window fashions, from 4/15-6/26/17*

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1 LUMINETTE® PRIVACY SHEER
Plus $100 rebate each additional unit

2 PIROUETTE® WINDOW SHADINGS
Plus $100 rebate every 2 additional units

2 SILHOUETTE® WINDOW SHADINGS
Plus $100 rebate every 2 additional units

Beautifully transform sunlight with the help of select Hunter Douglas window fashions. Mail-in rebate savings ...

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2017 Trends

Each year we wait patiently to see what new colors and styles will be revealed for the coming year.  What goes around always at some point and time comes back around.  So lets see “What’s in” for the coming year 2017. Six new trends will be coming.

  1. Terracotta
    Terracotta tiles will be replacing popular cool and white tones. They will have a natural matte finish and not be too rustic, adding character and warmth. You will find them on walls and ...
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